Agriculture and Food Security
Zambia’s dependence on mining, construction and urban commerce leaves the agriculture-dependent rural poor behind. We support country-driven strategies and invest in strengthening both public and private institutions that underpin growth in the agricultural sector. Feed the Future works with the Zambian government to:
- Address policy issues
- Stabilize and open markets
- Assist smallholder farmers to diversify and improve production
Democracy, Human Rights and Governance
Corruption, lack of transparency and poor service delivery are major constraints to the country's development. We support the Government of Zambia’s goal of governance that:
- Fosters conditions for markets to function
- Encourages efficient and effective delivery of basic services
- Ensures civil society participation in decision-making
- Maximizes the welfare of all Zambians
Despite impressive gains in access to education, Zambia is plagued by poor education quality. Improving student performance is a core challenge. We partner directly with the Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education in reforms to improve student performance in early grade reading and mathematics.
As part of the Global Climate Change Initiative, we assist in the development and implementation of a national strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
High levels of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, a large number of orphans and vulnerable children, unacceptable infant and maternal mortality, and fertility of 5.9 births per woman undermine the health and productivity of Zambian families. Our programs help reduce HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and vaccine-preventable diseases, and promote family health.
Last updated: November 17, 2014